What do you think?? I wanted a little bit fuller, is it bcuz i used fabric, or is it cuz of the strips being to wide and not so long. The last strip is 4 yards long, should be longer?? and less wide?? sorry 4 so many questions, PrincessAmanda i am going to try this tut. http://www.pettipond.com/lon.htm Thank you again
First of all, thank you for answering. My prom dress is sort of like this: http://www.dresses.com/pictures/1138a.jpg I haven't made the skirt yet, but i am going to use this tut to make it. http://www.whatthecraft.com/tuts/circ.htm Please please help me, i dont know how to make a petticoat so it's even harder for me sandwich it with some more fabric, i dont understand that really well... Also, how many yards of the lining fabric will i need to buy??? Can i make a tutu like this one?? http://www.nosewtutu.com/instructions.html and cover it with some black lining fabric, willl it cause the same effect as the petticoat? Thank you for the support.
Hi everybody, i really need more help. I want to make a petticoat to put under my prom dress. I want a knee high petticoat. There's just one problem, i can't find black tulle so i was wondering. Could i make a petticoat with any fabric? And also does anyone know a tutorial for petticoats, or would like to make one for me?? (to much to ask isn't it?). I am a beginner, i have some sewing experience... Please help?
3 meters for the whole dress? probably, but it'll be close. the smaller your waist & shorter the length the more likely it is that your fabric will go as far as you hope : ) I'm guessing you will use close to 1 yard/ meter for your bodice (even strapless, cutting it correctly takes up a lot), that leaves two left for your skirt. If you are hoping for just-at-the-knee, right on, ankle or mid calf? probably won't be as full as you are hoping for, unless you are very, very short.
No i have 3 yards for the skirt, i had 4, used 1 for the bodice, i am almost done with it. I am just worrried about the skirt. Thanks for the answering!
I think even in the pink dress, there is some tulle up over her hips, and there is certainly something holding her skirt out away from her thighs. Unless you're using a very stiff duchesse, satin will need a lot of support (ie net petticoat, or hoops, not just a ruffle on the hem)
If you don't want a sharp spring over your hips, you can cut the tulle similarly to your dress, so that you start adding fullness somewhere around the top of your thigh. You may find that this needs something more to hold the underskirt out lower down your legs (you want, from those pictures, a fairly triangular silhoutte, not a bell-shape). If it starts to cling in towards your knees, run a heavily-gathered tulle flounce around on the inside of your main layer of tulle (if it's on the outside of the petticoat it can make a visible ridge under your dress). Don't cut the flounce to the hem-length just yet... Keep twiddling with the placement of the flouce(s) on your petticoat until you get the right shape.
Then, sew everything down for good, and cut another skirt-piece (possibly slightly narrower than the tulle/outer dress) in a lining fabric to sew into the petticoat waistband with the tulle - you need lining to protect your legs, or you'll be as itchy as heck and you'll ladder your tights. (I used muslin for a fancy-dress costume, and the tulle was a bit uncomfortable through that - go for a tighter weave if you can.)
If you want a lace trim like the pink dress has, trim up the outermost layer of tulle the depth of your lace, and sew the lace on as a tier (gather as much or as little as you like). Then trim the underlayers of tulle so that you can see the lace, but it still stands out and doesn't hang limply.
Best of luck - this is a big undertaking, but you seem to have started in good time, and if you've got the bodice under control you've done the tricky bit - skirts are time to have fun!
Thanks fr the tips really helpfull, i going to try to find tulle somewhere. but now i have an even bigger question. i have 3m of fabric, is that enough for the skirt? bcuz the height is large but the width is smaller than the height so i am having trouble with using that tutorial i said i was using to make the circle skirt.
sorry for the crappy english(here we speak portuguese everyday), and the many questions.
Thanks 4 the answers, i am using satin fr my dress and this really soft fabric for lining. the thing is i cant find black tulle. Another thing is that in the pink dress it looks like the tulle is only at the bottom of the skirt, can i only put the tulle on the bottom and will it add volume???